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Leon County Marks 911 With Largest-Ever Day Of Service

Tom Flanigan
Leon County volunteers hard at work in the Frontier Estates neighborhood

Leon County volunteers were sprucing up a neighborhood east of Tallahassee on Thursday, Sept. 9. It was part of the county's annual day of service in response to the Nine-Eleven attacks 20 years ago.Like millions of Americans, Gwendolyn Wilkins remembered where she was when the attacks took place.

"I was at my mother's home trying to help her get some paperwork completed and the television was on. I glanced at that and I saw the breaking news come through and the building smoking and then the second plane enter."

But Wilkins will have a happier memory of this year's 911 anniversary. That's because Leon County volunteers spent much of Thursday sprucing up her home and nearly 3 dozen others in Frontier Estates off Apalachee Parkway.

Tom Flanigan
Frontier Estates homeowner Gwendolyn Wilkins stands proudly in front of her newly cleaned home.

"It's a great service that they chose Frontier Estates to come out and clean up our neighborhood during this remembrance."

The clean up included home and driveway pressure washing and landscape trimming. The county has hosted community service events each year since the attacks.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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